Not Valid for Submission
O36.2 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of maternal care for hydrops fetalis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
Specific Coding for Maternal care for hydrops fetalis
Header codes like O36.2 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for maternal care for hydrops fetalis:
- O36.20 - ... unspecified trimester
- O36.20X0 - ... unspecified trimester, not applicable or unspecified
- O36.20X1 - ... unspecified trimester, fetus 1
- O36.20X2 - ... unspecified trimester, fetus 2
- O36.20X3 - ... unspecified trimester, fetus 3
- O36.20X4 - ... unspecified trimester, fetus 4
- O36.20X5 - ... unspecified trimester, fetus 5
- O36.20X9 - ... unspecified trimester, other fetus
- O36.21 - ... first trimester
- O36.21X0 - ... first trimester, not applicable or unspecified
- O36.21X1 - ... first trimester, fetus 1
- O36.21X2 - ... first trimester, fetus 2
- O36.21X3 - ... first trimester, fetus 3
- O36.21X4 - ... first trimester, fetus 4
- O36.21X5 - ... first trimester, fetus 5
- O36.21X9 - ... first trimester, other fetus
- O36.22 - ... second trimester
- O36.22X0 - ... second trimester, not applicable or unspecified
- O36.22X1 - ... second trimester, fetus 1
- O36.22X2 - ... second trimester, fetus 2
- O36.22X3 - ... second trimester, fetus 3
- O36.22X4 - ... second trimester, fetus 4
- O36.22X5 - ... second trimester, fetus 5
- O36.22X9 - ... second trimester, other fetus
- O36.23 - ... third trimester
- O36.23X0 - ... third trimester, not applicable or unspecified
- O36.23X1 - ... third trimester, fetus 1
- O36.23X2 - ... third trimester, fetus 2
- O36.23X3 - ... third trimester, fetus 3
- O36.23X4 - ... third trimester, fetus 4
- O36.23X5 - ... third trimester, fetus 5
- O36.23X9 - ... third trimester, other fetus
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code O36.2:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Maternal care for hydrops fetalis NOS
- Maternal care for hydrops fetalis not associated with isoimmunization
Type 1 ExcludesType 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code O36.2 are found in the index:
Information for Patients
Also called: Dropsy
Edema means swelling caused by fluid in your body's tissues. It usually occurs in the feet, ankles and legs, but it can involve your entire body.
Causes of edema include
- Eating too much salt
- Heart failure
- Kidney disease
- Liver problems from cirrhosis
- Problems with lymph nodes, especially after mastectomy
- Some medicines
- Standing or walking a lot when the weather is warm
To keep swelling down, your health care provider may recommend keeping your legs raised when sitting, wearing support stockings, limiting how much salt you eat, or taking a medicine called a diuretic - also called a water pill.
- Abdominal tap (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Angioedema (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Foot, leg, and ankle swelling (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Pulmonary edema (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Swelling (Medical Encyclopedia)
Fetal Health and Development
A normal pregnancy lasts nine months. Each three-month period of pregnancy is called a trimester. During each trimester, the fetus grows and develops. Regular medical checkups and prenatal tests are very important. They can
- Help keep you and your baby healthy
- Spot problems with your baby (if there are any). In some cases, health care professionals can treat the problem before your baby is born. But even when they cannot, it can still be helpful to know about the problem early on. That gives you time to learn about your baby's condition and prepare for any challenges you may face after the baby is born.
- Prevent problems during delivery. For example, if your baby is breech (bottom first or feet first, instead of head first), you may need to have a Cesarean section to avoid complications.
Besides getting medical care, there are other things you can do to keep your baby as healthy as possible. It's important not to drink or smoke. Try to eat a healthy diet and make sure to take care of any health problems you have during pregnancy.
- Fetal development (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Intrauterine growth restriction (Medical Encyclopedia)
There are four major blood types: A, B, O, and AB. The types are based on substances on the surface of the blood cells. Another blood type is called Rh. Rh factor is a protein on red blood cells. Most people are Rh-positive; they have Rh factor. Rh-negative people don't have it. Rh factor is inherited through genes.
When you're pregnant, blood from your baby can cross into your bloodstream, especially during delivery. If you're Rh-negative and your baby is Rh-positive, your body will react to the baby's blood as a foreign substance. It will create antibodies (proteins) against the baby's blood. These antibodies usually don't cause problems during a first pregnancy.
But Rh incompatibility may cause problems in later pregnancies, if the baby is Rh-positive. This is because the antibodies stay in your body once they have formed. The antibodies can cross the placenta and attack the baby's red blood cells. The baby could get Rh disease, a serious condition that can cause a serious type of anemia.
Blood tests can tell whether you have Rh factor and whether your body has made antibodies. Injections of a medicine called Rh immune globulin can keep your body from making Rh antibodies. It helps prevent the problems of Rh incompatibility. If treatment is needed for the baby, it can include supplements to help the body to make red blood cells and blood transfusions.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Fetal-maternal erythrocyte distribution (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hemolytic disease of the newborn (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Rh incompatibility (Medical Encyclopedia)